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Industry advisories

Telefilm Canada’s Development Program is reopening in September for fiscal 2022-2023

Telefilm Canada is reopening the Development Program this fall with updated Guidelines, Essential Information Guide and other supporting documents now available online.    

This program supports Canadian production companies that are looking to finance the development of their feature film project(s) and is composed of four...

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Telefilm welcomes two new Regional Feature Film Executives

Telefilm Canada is pleased to welcome two new Feature Film Executives for the Western and Quebec regions.  

Kim Guise (she/her/elle) has been named Western Regional Feature Film Executive for a two-year term starting June 6, 2022. With over 20 years of experience in the film and television industry,...

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Telefilm Canada announces its code of conduct for business partners

Telefilm Canada is releasing its Code of Conduct for Business Partners as part of Telefilm’s commitment to supporting a healthy ecosystem that thrives in a culture of mutual respect, dignity, integrity, and inclusivity – free from any form of harassment, discrimination, and violence.

Now available, the Code of Conduct recognizes that the...

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New coproduction agreement between Canada and France
Telefilm Canada welcomes the immediate implementation of the new coproduction agreement in the areas of film, television and on-demand audiovisual media services between the Government of the French Republic and the Government of Canada, signed on July 28, 2021. As part of efforts to modernize coproduction treaties, the Department...
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Telefilm Canada relaunches the Open Access Stream for fiscal 2022-2023

Telefilm Canada is relaunching the Open Access Stream for fiscal 2022-2023 with updated Guidelines and Essential Information Guide now available on the webpage of the Open Access Stream. 

This stream allows Canadian festivals who are not eligible under the Limited Edition or the...

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Telefilm Canada creates industry-led Authentic Voices in Storytelling Subcommittee

There has been much harm in Canada’s screen-based industries, and many struggles continue. Authentic storytelling is a key foundation to making on-screen narratives respectful and stronger. 

Determining who gets to tell what story is a complex issue and requires a great deal of collaboration and expertise. 

As...

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Telefilm Canada relaunches the International Promotion Program for fiscal 2022-2023

Telefilm Canada is relaunching the International Promotion Program for fiscal 2022-2023 with updated Guidelines and Essential Information Guide now available on the Program webpage.

This Program is opened to Canadian companies specializing in the production, distribution, and sales of Canadian short and feature-length films (drama or documentary) or...

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Telefilm Canada announces important dates for all three streams under the National Promotion Program for fiscal 2022-2023

Telefilm Canada is releasing important dates for the General Admission Stream, the Limited Edition Stream and the Industry Initiatives Stream under the National Promotion Program for fiscal year 2022-2023.

The National Promotion Program aims to stimulate demand for Canadian content through leveraging various activities held in Canada. This program is comprised...

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Telefilm Canada relaunches the Marketing Program for fiscal 2022-2023

Telefilm Canada is relaunching the Marketing Program for fiscal 2022-2023 with updated Guidelines and Essential Information Guide now available on the Program webpage.

This program is for Canadian distribution and production companies seeking financial support for the marketing and distribution of their feature film project(s). Canadian distribution...

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Telefilm Canada announces new details on the Short-Term Compensation Fund

As announced on February 11, 2022, the Short-Term Compensation Fund (STCF) for Canadian Audiovisual Productions has been extended to March 31, 2023 

Key dates: 

Opening date:  March 4, 2022 (11:00 am EST) for coverage starting on or after April 1, 2022.  

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News on the Short-Term Compensation Fund (STCF) for Canadian audiovisual productions: Closing date extended
Following the announcement of the Minister of Canadian Heritage, the Honourable Pablo Rodriguez, the Short-Term Compensation Fund (STCF) for Canadian audiovisual productions will continue to provide a temporary measure to minimize the consequences of filming interruptions and the abandonment of productions caused by the COVID-19 pandemic until March 31, 2023.

“The...

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Telefilm Canada expands eligibility dates for festivals to access the Open Access Stream of the Promotion Program

In extension to the initial announcement of The Reopening Fund – Open Access Stream, Telefilm Canada is expanding the eligibility criteria to support Canadian film festivals across the country that will be held in-person or in a hybrid format that are currently not eligible to access the...

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Telefilm Canada’s Project Financing Advisory Committees: Calling for Industry Professionals to Apply

As Telefilm Canada recently announced the external representatives who were part of the Advisory Committees for fiscal year 2021-2022, Telefilm is now inviting applications from qualified industry professionals to lend their expertise and sit as Project Financing Advisory Committee members. Members will contribute to the evaluation of projects within...

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Telefilm Canada launches the Theatrical Documentary Program

Telefilm Canada would like to inform applicants that the updated guidelines are available on the Theatrical Documentary Program webpage along with important dates of note.Telefilm seeks to support theatrical documentary films that will speak to Canadian and international audiences primarily through theatrical releases, and that will bring both cultural impact...

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Telefilm Canada releases its 2020-2021 Annual Report and announces its virtual annual public assembly
The 2020-2021 Telefilm Canada Annual Report is now available. The report can be consulted online. Telefilm will hold an annual public assembly in a digital format where the Board of Directors and the Executive Leadership Team will discuss results as well as priorities going forward.
2020-2021 Annual Report...
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Telefilm Canada reopens the Promotion Program’s General Admission Stream

December 2, 2021 

Telefilm Canada announces the reopening dates of the Promotion Program’s General Admission Stream for festivals to be held between April 1, 2022, and June 30, 2022. 

The General Admission Stream, launched earlier this year, aims to provide streamlined funding to smaller and emerging film festivals across the country...

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Telefilm Canada releases study on Canadian content and independent cinemas

ERM Research conducted roundtables to examine the independent theatre landscape, both pre- and post-pandemic and what Telefilm can do to help assist exhibitors as they move towards reopening. This initiative also explores the challenges associated with playing Canadian content (from the viewpoints of theatre owners and distributors) and what can...

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Telefilm Canada welcomes Mehernaz Lentin as the new National Director, Feature Film – English Market

November 22, 2021 – Telefilm Canada is pleased to welcome Mehernaz Lentin as the new National Director, Feature Film - English Market, for a five-year term starting on December 6, 2021.  

Ms. Lentin brings to Telefilm well over two decades of industry experience as a Senior Director of CBC Films since fall of 2017 and as an independent producer prior to joining CBC. She...

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Telefilm Canada Welcomes Cathy Wong as Vice President, Equity, Diversity & Inclusion and Official Languages

Cathy Wong (she/her/elle) has been named Vice President, Equity, Diversity & Inclusion and Official Languages at Telefilm Canada. Wong began this newly-created role on Monday, November 8, and will be based out of the Montréal office when it reopens. 

 

Reporting to the Executive...

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Telefilm Canada announces results from the Diverse Languages Subcommittee consultations

Telefilm Canada is providing an update on the support of diverse language films. In June 2021, a Diverse Languages Subcommittee was created with the purpose of establishing a framework to finance Canadian films in diverse languages (films majority told in languages beyond English, French or Indigenous languages). Based on the feedback of the subcommittee, Telefilm would like to inform Canadian producers that the Production-language requirements were revised.  

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Telefilm announces Production Program details for fiscal year 2022-2023

Telefilm Canada would like to inform Canadian producers of changes to the Production Program and opening dates. These changes were made as part of Telefilm’s program optimization process and are the result of several months of Canada-wide consultations with industry members.

Key dates:

  • For projects with a budget of $3.5M or...
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Telefilm Canada launches additional access to the Reopening Fund through the Open Access Stream

Telefilm Canada is announcing that the Open Access Stream, for access to the Reopening Funds previously announced by the Government of Canada, is now opened to applicants who were not previously eligible to access this Fund through the General Admission Stream and the Limited Edition Stream under the Promotion Program.  

This stream aims...

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Telefilm Canada announces the opening date of the Limited Edition Stream of the Promotion Program

Telefilm Canada would like to inform its clients of the opening date for the Limited Edition Stream of the Promotion Program, for festivals and film markets taking place between January 1, 2022 and June 30, 2022.

Key dates
Opening date: October 25, 2021
Closing date: November 30, 2021

Reminder:

The Limited Edition Stream...

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Telefilm Canada relaunches the Talent to Watch Program 

Telefilm Canada would like to inform Canadian filmmakers and industry partners of the opening date of the Talent to Watch Program for fiscal 2022-2023, as well as the changes made as part of Telefilm’s optimization efforts.  

In September 2020, Telefilm launched  the extensive, open, and transparent pan-Canadian consultations in both Official...

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Telefilm Canada announces changes to the International Promotion Program

Telefilm Canada would like to inform its clients of the important changes to the International Promotion Program.  

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Telefilm Canada relaunches the Theatrical Exhibition Program
Telefilm is announcing the relaunch of the Theatrical Exhibition Program to stimulate the return of the in-person cinema experience and to encourage Canadian exhibitors to showcase Canadian films in their programming and promotion.

Given the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on movie theatres in Canada, Telefilm’s Theatrical Exhibition...

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The Talent Fund welcomes Sandi Treliving as new Advisory Committee Chair

Telefilm Canada and the Talent Fund are pleased to welcome Sandi Treliving, a member of the Talent Fund’s Advisory Committee, as the new Chair of the Talent Fund.  

A dedicated philanthropist, leading advocate for mental health and supporter of Canadian arts and culture, Sandi is a director on the CAMH Foundation Board...

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Reminder: Telefilm Canada’s Development Program is opened until September 15, 2021

Telefilm Canada would like to remind all eligible applicants that all streams under the Development Program are opened until September 15, 2021, 11:59pm EST. Applications should be submitted as soon as possible.

This program supports Canadian production companies that are looking to finance the development stage of their feature film project(s) and...

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Telefilm Canada opens its Promotional Program’s Industry Initiatives Stream

Telefilm Canada announces the opening of its Promotional Program’s Industry Initiatives Stream from August 9 to December 9, 2021.

The Industry Initiatives Stream is designed to fund promotional activities in the audiovisual industry with the exception of festivals. Eligible initiatives include, but are not limited to, national film, television,...

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Telefilm Canada announces departure of E.J. Alon, Vice-President, Industry Development

Telefilm Canada would like to inform industry members and clients that after serving nearly three years as Vice-President, Industry Development (formerly, Director, Talent Fund), E.J. Alon has accepted a key leadership role with another organization and will be departing. His last day at Telefilm is July 14.

A deeply respected contributor...

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